You really don't need a turtorial. No, really. Getting to mirror mounting is very straightforward:Necro thread from the dead.....
bought a pair of 2001-05 FZ1 Yamaha factory mirrors off eBay, as I hate the fact that 1/3 of the factory mirrors view is of my elbows.
Spent the last 40 minutes searching the web......
shocked and dismayed there is not a youtube tutorial for replacing the mirrors (at least not that I could find) as this seems to be a pretty common mod.
Switched to just searching this forum, and found lots of mentions of the swap, but no step by step tutorials, preferably with pics for those of us not the most masterful mechanics lol.
anybody able to point me in the right direction?
Thnks Fjrjrf!The link didn't work when I tried opening, tried even opening in a new window. Thanks to a member for this PDF about removing the panels. http://atrophy.lock.net/do/FJR2014PanelRemoval.pdf
When I search for mirrors on ebay, the best filtering element I have found is to specify "used". Nobody is selling used "non-oem" mirrors, there's no point when you consider how cheap knock-off mirrors are. I't makes for a much smaller list which is what I seek. Just a suggestion, Bazthere are a couple on ebay that you would have to paint.... no idea how much cheaper that is than new, if you have time they do come up often. searching oem fjr1300 mirror sifts out the others quite a bit but depends how the seller listed
I'm a little confused. Since I have a Gen2, I have to remove 4 panels to access the mirror mounts. Are you saying you only had to remove 2?And I confirmed you do NOT need to remove the left and right plastic trim pieces. Two screws and a plastic push connector per side, plus the headlight adjustment knobs are all you need to take off to be able to remove the plastic panel surrounding the instrument cluster and expose the two bolts holding each mirror.